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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #1347 most popular

What does the name "Reuben" mean?

Reuben (Hebrew): Behold, a son

The name "Reuben" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Behold, a son". It's a name commonly given to boys.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

U is for upstanding, your inner-self.

B is for blossom, a renewal of your spirit.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Nebuer". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Benrue". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Reuben" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Reuben? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,156 babies born with the name Reuben in the United States. That's more than enough Reubens to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 92 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Reuben" was in 1920 with a total of 465 babies.

According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Reuben" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1918. Across the entire United States a total of only 458 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Reuben popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Reuben in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Reuben

Richard Brooks

Richard was born in 1912 as Reuben Sax in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Past life for Reuben born Oct 3, 1994

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern England approximately on 1025. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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